Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Take
  1. the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
  2. the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
  3. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
  4. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the envir
  5. ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth''s tremors"
  6. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
  7. be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
  8. be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
  9. interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can''t take credit for this!"
  10. accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
  11. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
  12. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
  13. take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"
  14. lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
  15. make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
  16. obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
  17. aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don''t aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don''t train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one''s opponent"
  18. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"
  19. get into one''s hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
  20. have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
  21. travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
  22. proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
  23. occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
  24. take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
  25. head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
  26. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
  27. experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
  28. to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"
  29. take into one''s possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I''ll take three salmon steaks"
  30. take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
  31. buy, select; "I''ll take a pound of that sausage"
  32. engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let''s rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
  33. receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times every day"
  34. make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
  35. receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller''s daughter"; "I won''t have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
  36. admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We''ll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
  37. as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
  38. assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"
  39. develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
  40. carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
  41. require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert";
  42. be capable of holding or containing; "This box won''t take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
  43. have with oneself; have on one''s person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
  44. be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"
Similar Words: return, issue, proceeds, takings, yield, payoff, contract, get, remove, take away, withdraw, assume, acquire, adopt, take on, learn, study, read, undergo, submit, choose, select, pick out, consider, deal, look at, claim, exact, film, shoot, aim, train, take aim, direct, consume, ingest, take in, have, get hold of, drive, strike, take up, lead, conduct, guide, make, bring, convey, lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, subscribe, subscribe to, accept, admit, occupy, use up, fill, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, involve, call for, demand, contain, hold, carry, pack


See Also: subtract, deduct, take off, take in, sop up, suck in, take up, undertake, tackle, take on, scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take away, bear off, bear away, carry away, carry off, gather in, dismember, take apart, discerp, advance, bring forward, land, put down, bring down, lower, take down, let down, get down, raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up, produce, bring on, bring out, withdraw, draw, take out, draw off, take back, repossess, absorb, take over, bear, accept, assume, adopt, borrow


Hyponyms: retake, economic rent, rent, payback, catch, epilate, depilate, harvest, tip, stem, extirpate, enucleate, exenterate, decorticate, bail, strip, undress, divest, disinvest, ablate, clean, pick, winnow, unbrace, clear, clear up, muck, lift, tear away, tear off, take off, take away, take out, pit, stone, seed, unhinge, shuck, hull, crumb, chip away, chip away at, burl, knock out, scavenge, hypophysectomize, hypophysectomise, degas, husk, shell, bur, burr, clear off, clear away, flick, dismantle, defang, bone, debone, disembowel, eviscerate, draw, tusk, detusk, dehorn, scalp, weed, condense, bail out, bale out, leach, decalcify, detoxify, detoxicate, de-ionate, de-iodinate, decarbonize, decarbonise, decarburize, decarburise, decoke, delouse, ream, brush, wash, wash out, wash off, wash away, desorb, pull, demineralize, demineralise, eliminate, expectorate, clear out, drive out, defuse, dredge, wear away, wear off, amputate, cut off, resect, skim, skim off, cream off, cream, scale, descale, circumcise, undock, dig, delve, cut into, turn over, excavate, hollow, scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up, extract, pull out, pull up, draw out, unstring, string, wipe off, wipe away, bear off, bear away, carry away, carry off, unveil, unpack, unburden, disburden, empty, discharge, unsaddle, offsaddle, shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, dislodge, free, aspirate, draw in, suck in, delete, cancel, ladle, lade, laden, spoon, gut, head, draw off, draw away, pull off, get out, withdraw, re-assume, audit, train, prepare, drill, exercise, practice, practise, misread, misinterpret, test, empanel, impanel, panel, field, sieve, sift, dial, plump, go, elect, excerpt, cull out, sieve out, pick over, assign, specify, set apart, single out, think of, set, determine, fix, limit, adopt, follow, espouse, screen, screen out, sort, vote in, nominate, propose, vote, side, go with, contemplate, dally, trifle, play, abstract, warm to, reshoot, target, aim, place, direct, point, draw a bead on, hold, turn, swing, charge, level, hit, cannibalize, cannibalise, use, habituate, eat, drink, imbibe, booze, fuddle, partake, touch, feed, satiate, sate, replete, fill, sample, try, try out, taste, take in, sop up, smoke, drug, do drugs, swallow, get down, sup, seize, prehend, clutch, beacon, hand, mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead astray, usher, show, fetch, transit, ferry, return, take back, bring back, tube, whisk, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel, land, repossess, collect, impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, pocket, bear, take over, accept, assume, snap up, snaffle, grab, recall, call in, call back, deprive, rescue, extort, usurp, arrogate, recapture, relieve, steal, plunder, despoil, loot, reave, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray, sack, co-opt, admit, take on, welcome, honor, honour, borrow, profess, be, claim, exact, govern, cost, cry out for, cry for, imply, involve


Grouped Verbs: catch, read, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, involve, call for, demand, claim, lay claim, arrogate, photograph, snap, shoot, drive, motor, fill, bring, get, convey, fetch, undergo, submit, receive, have, admit, let in, include, consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out, assume, strike, take up, exact, accommodate, hold, bear, carry, contain


Entailments: come, come up


Derivational Morphology: film, shoot, render, yield, return, give, generate, subscribe, subscribe to, catching, contracting, withdrawal, removal, remotion, remover, discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge, work, perusal, perusing, poring over, studying, reading, submission, compliance, taker, choice, selection, option, pick, picker, chooser, selector, circumstance, condition, consideration, claim, title, photographic film, cinema, celluloid, movie, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick, filming, cinematography, motion-picture photography, aim, consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake, consumer, pickings, taking, driveway, drive, private road, ride, parkway, usher, guide, leader, conveyer, conveyor, conveyer belt, conveyor belt, transporter, transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance, charter, rent, tenant, renter, rental, renting, lease, term of a contract, issue, proceeds, takings, payoff, subscriber, reader, adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal, occupation, requirement, demand, need, want, necessity, essential, requisite, necessary, cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, hold, storage area, carry


Anagrams: teak


Language Translations:
Albanian: merr   Catalan: prendre  
Chinese:   Croatian: uzeti  
Dutch: nemen   Esperanto: preni  
Finnish: ottaa   French: prendre  
German: nehmen   Hungarian: vesz  
Italian: prendere   Japanese: sc=Jpan  
Korean: 잡다   Polish: brać  
Portuguese: tomar   Russian: брать  
Slovene: vzeti   Spanish: tomar  
Swedish: ta   Turkish: almak  
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